Boeing Delivers Dual-Cockpit Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing System to the U.S. Navy




 
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October 14th, 2007  
rock45
 

Topic: Boeing Delivers Dual-Cockpit Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing System to the U.S. Navy


Boeing Delivers Dual-Cockpit Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing System to the U.S. Navy

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 10, 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] Oct. 9 delivered the first factory-installed, dual-cockpit F/A-18F Super Hornet Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) to the U.S. Navy, providing significant improvements to in-flight crew coordination.
The JHMCS allows flight crew members to rapidly acquire and designate a target simply by looking at it. The two-seat variant places a JHMCS helmet on both crew members, giving each the capability to aim weapons and sensors as well as a visual indication of where each crew member is looking.
Boeing delivered the enhanced aircraft to the VX-9 Vampires of Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, Calif., and is scheduled to deliver 77 of the two-seat JHMCS-equipped aircraft to the U.S. Navy over the next three years.
"The extension of the JHMCS capability into the aft cockpits of F/A-18 Hornets and Super Hornets has been eagerly awaited for several years," said Phil King, Boeing JHMCS program manager.




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October 15th, 2007  
rock45
 

Topic: Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing System


Is dual-cockpit Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) the norm in French and Russian two-seater's? I don't recall seeing anything like this before so both the pilot and WSO or back seat pilot can basically assigned missiles to a threat?
 


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